The ALINKA Linux Clustering Letter,
Thursday, June the 27th. 2002
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News from the High Performance world, by Dr Laurent Gatineau
Tips and tricks from the Beowulf mailing list
Jeff Layton [m1] gave some pointers about some PVFS studies, and
gave precision about PVFS stability.
* Greg Matthews [m1] had some problem with kickstart, Robert
G. Brown [m2] explained its dhcp configuration.
* Eric Wages [m1] remind us that the new top 500 list is out .
* Velocet [m1] posted some Gromacs benchmarks on quad Xeons.
* There was a long thread about Athlon vs Xeon. Steffen Persvold [m1]
posted interesting streams benchmarks. Ivan Oleynik [m2] gave
comparisons between some architectures with the same code. Pointers
to some other comparisons were given Athlon vs Xeon [m3], compilers
* There was a thread about Myrinet scalability, look at explanations
of Chuck Seitz, CEO of Myricom [m1] which answered to Ole
W. Saastad [m2] and Serguei Patchkovskii [m3].
Coda by Ludovic Ishiomin (email@example.com)
* Stephen Rickauer noticed a performance problems. Steffen Neumann suggested
that the settings used were the cause [1m].
* There was a discussion about the best way to configure a firewall/nat router
between coda clients and the server [2m].
[2m] http://www.coda.cs.cmu.edu/maillists/codalist/codalist-2002/4333.html and
JFS by Ludovic Ishiomin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
* Steve Best announced JFS 1.0.20 [1m]
XFS by Ludovic Ishiomin (email@example.com)
* Steve Lord confirmed there could be alignement problems with XFS and software
Raid 5 or EVMS or LVM 2 [1m].
News on other cluster related topics
linux-ia64 by Rached Ben Mustapha (firstname.lastname@example.org)
* David Mosberger announced [m1] an ia64 kernel patch for 2.4.18
available here [l1]. This update fixes a memory corruption bug,
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